Observation: Fairview Canyon

Observation Date
02/17/2016
Observer Name
Lara Kendall

Region:

Location Name or Route
Fairview Canyon
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Balmy, gray-bird day in the hills today. Mostly calm with and occasional light breeze on the ridge. Temps in the high 30's to low 40's at 9000 feet. Overcast sky, but the intensity of the sun could be felt through the clouds at times.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

I stayed on northerly aspects today and noticed damp snow at all elevations traveled- 8700 ft to 9300 ft. Snowballs were easy to make, yet it must have been just cool enough that I avoided the dreaded skin-glop. The ridge held a breakable melt-freeze crust. Fun "spongy" ski conditions.   

Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Comments

Roller balls on north aspect at 8700 ft.  

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates